|March 4, 2018: Ion Maiden!|
Duke Nukem's forgotten female sidekick "Bombshell" finally has her own first-person shooter; check out Ion Maiden's "preview campaign", an Early Access release of the upcoming Ion Maiden.
|January 29, 2018: Met-Art Miracle!|
It seems that 2017 was quite clearly the worst year ever in terms of new map/mod releases (that were reviewed on this website) with just 13 releases in all of 2017:
2004: 50 new releases
2005: 36 new releases
2006: 30 new releases
2007: 21 new releases
2008: 40 new releases
2009: 34 new releases
2010: 26 new releases
2011: 21 new releases
2012: 29 new releases
2013: 28 new releases
2014: 22 new releases
2015: 19 new releases
2016: 24 new releases
2017: 13 new releases
Like always, MSDN missed a few new releases, but even so it's clear that 2017 was an abysmal year. We did see some long-term projects being finally released, including Trequonia (I still have to finish it; I'm about halfway through), but that doesn't really change the overall picture for the better. Granted, the amount of mappers has been small for well over a decade now so that the annual totals are heavily influenced by random fluctuations (even if we can still discern a downward trend simply by looking at the list). This could mean that many projects missed the 2017 release date just barely and are on the way in 2018. In the best-case scenario we should see a new AMCTC episode as well as a considerable update to our glorious DNF2013 at some point this year.
Anyway, to kick off 2018 here's Met-Art Miracle, a worthy map even if it didn't quite make it to Hot Maps.
|December 29, 2017: Between Christmas and New Year!|
Sorry for the lack of a proper Christmas update but I was out of town and just couldn't find the opportunity to both play the game and update the site. But anyway, the 20-Sector Community Build Project has finally, after seven years, been released. Sanek also released a Christmas map for his Candy Mania mod; I added a small mention (it's a short map) on the mod's review page. Finally, after many years I managed to play Anachronox for the first time and just had to write a review of the game.
|December 3, 2017: Haunted!|
Haunted Nukem Episode 2 has finally been reviewed!
|November 17, 2017: Candy Mania!|
Sanek's put out something a little bit different this time (well, this isn't the only time he has come up with experimental stuff). Check out Candy Mania for some rainbow colors and gameplay!